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(wine:6905): GStreamer-WARNING **: Failed to load plugin '/usr/lib/gstreamer-0.10/libgstpython.so': /usr/lib/gstreamer-0.10/libgstpython.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64
The obvious solution is to install the required 32 bit packages. In this particular case "python-gst0.10:i386" but also "gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad:i386".
The not so obvious problem is that Ubuntu's multi-arch support appears to be very, very broken. These two packages are at odds with their AMD64 counterparts, along with all the dependencies thereof. Installing python-gst0.10:i386 requires the complete i386 python subsystem which has the effect of removing the 64bit version I already have installed, breaking a lot of things in the process. Same for the gstreamer-plugins-bad: it spent 20 minutes removing packages when I installed it and its dependencies leaving me with a system incapable of doing a great many things with video and audio until I'd re-installed the 64bit version (which subsequently took about 20 minutes to remove the i386 versions).
Since it used to work so many months ago I obviously updated something along the way that maybe I shouldn't have and the result is a broken system, but I've no idea what it could possibly be.
I am running Mint 14 with wine 1.6. Everything is kept up to date on a regular basis. My question is simple: is there a way to fix this? I have searched and searched and found only one other post in all my travels through the internets about someone having this problem, so whatever it is that I've done it cannot be impossible to work around.
I've followed many guides about "running Wine on 64bit systems" (via such as chroot or lxc), but these guides only explain only how to build it, with the actual running of Wine being back in the base system where libraries clash like titans. What wisdom can you bestow upon me that I may play my games as I once did? Is there a trick I'm not aware of to force the gstreamer plugins to install without requiring their huge list of dependencies nor wiping out the 64bit versions I need for everything else in my system? If I upgrade to Mint 15 will that solve everything? Could I downgrade to Wine1.5 or even 1.4 perhaps? Or try upgrading to the latest development?
Thank you for any assistance.